Famous Ancient Greek City States - Handy Info for KS2 Students
Updated: Oct 5
Find out about some of the best known City States from Ancient Greece.
Being one of oldest cities in the world. Athens has stood for over 3400 years.
The Goddess of both war and wisdom, Athena.
Did you Know:
Athens founded democracy, everyone could vote on political issues. Please note: 'everyone' does not include women or the poor or slaves.
Having the toughest warriors. There were no walls in Sparta, its fighting citizens were the walls.
The Spartans considered themselves direct descendants of the Demi-god Heracles.
Did you know:
When Spartan boys turned 7 they were sent to military school - the Agoge - to train to be soldiers.
Being a city-state made up of three different cities; Lalyssos, Kamiros, and Lindos. Rhodes became a very successful trading port.
Rhodus, the goddess of Rhodes.
Did you know:
Rhodes contained one of the 7 wonders of the Ancient world; The Colossus. This was a giant statue of the Sun-god Helios. It was supposedly the same height as the Statue of Liberty!
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